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May 3, 2014 7:45pm EDT
richer itself by selling to these countries. by the 1870the united states and germany in particular have been so successful that they are now becoming rivals. so it's basically the more successful britain is in doing its job as global cop the more it creates rivals which will prevent it from doing its job as global cop. in the 1870starts to become clear this is happening and no one is directly challenging british authority over this global system but the 40 years after that in the 1910s people are looking at britain's position saying it's not clear to us anymore that britain really has the strength to keep running this global system. may be resorting to violence is no longer the worst possible option for us and of course particulaparticula rly an influential faction the government in germany increasingly a saying we have terrible strategic problems crafted in russian camps or perhaps all the violence will be the solution to these problems. with consequences of course that we all know well. it seems to me since at least 1989 the u.s. has been running the system which while it's different
it was also increasingly threatened by the axis powers of germany germany, italy and japan. and americans have yet to agree how to respond to the threat the president did not falter he also gave dramatic i new meaning to all men are created equal. life liberty and the pursuits of happiness we the people of united states and a new birth of freedom and government of the people by the people for the people roosevelt knew about a crisis and a new what americans could accomplish born 1882 the son of hudson river but long before becoming president he suffered serious defeats. none more devastating than contracting polio in 1921 at the age of 39 that left him permanently unable to stand up or walk without assistance. but he had risen above to become the most dynamic political figure of the united states moreover his experiences had reaffirmed his already powerful faith and confidence in god and himself and fellow citizens all of which had enabled him to say there is no question in my mind it is time for the country to become a fairly radical for a generation the only thing we have to fear is fear its
with japan ended i was on a cruise ship bound for germany and was ordered to go down into the hold of the ship from gambling. i had no idea there were any bikes on the step, this went on until i became a security policeman in germany and was called up, a shootout for black american soldiers partly because there were many german girls who love to date black soldiers and there were many white soldiers in an outbreak here. in germany we spent a year, wasn't experienced the first time and introduced me to a racial issue. and there was also the holocaust of course. and some many survivors and protected them going into the streets. summery called truckload after truckload of survivors. i was opened up to a lot of new things. and to go to college i was very much interested in the racial issue even though i failed to take part in the actable civil rights movement, i read their wasn't anything, when i was in graduate school or hovered, very distinguished historian from berkeley, and teach at harvard and the fire department and we became good things -- good friends. he was about to publish a
CSPAN
May 3, 2014 2:35pm EDT
the juxtaposition of nazi germany with guernsey's ancient towns in narrow streets yet the channel islands guernsey and jersey alternately with the only pieces of british land captured in acute hide for five long years by the germans. i think we have a little catching up to do here. i will just carry on and we will catch up with it. i notice whenever i'm there that islanders have quite an emphasis on sound, the sound of martial music in their street, the ring of jack boots that echoed off the buildings of their high street and in that there is some sense of violation but also a fascination of this simple incongruity of the whole thing. now what was that oddness that always fascinated me ever since i started visiting guernsey in the 1970s. i was introduced to the island courtesy of my older sister who had the good sense to meet and marry a guernsey man. so i spent many years going back and forth to visit them. we were just going because it was such a beautiful place to visit. i was always struck when i went there gossip and rumor became new means of sending information around the island. they also s
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May 3, 2014 9:45am EDT
's most infamous names. herman goering, hitler's number two, commander of germany's air force, the luftwaffe, and the force behind the third reich's final solution. albert spear, hitler's architect and the armaments minister. to mine granite used in germany's granite plants. the field marshal and second only to hitler in germany's military hire ary. the reich's labor minister in charge of what one historian called, quote, the greatest round-up of slaves in history. and hans frank, hitler's personal lawyer and eventually the governor general of to polander where he earned pick names such as slayer of the poles and the butcher of cra cow. on that friday in june, 1947, von poppen testified in courtroom 600. when he finished, all 21 of the nazi prisoners, including the catholics and those who had refused any spiritual counsel, signed it. it read in part: your husband, pastor gerecke, has been taking religious care of the undersigned defendants during the nuremberg trial. he has been doing so for more than half a year. we now have heard, dear mrs. gerry key, that you wish to see hi
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May 3, 2014 4:00am EDT
to say germany was surrounded by friends and everything is wonderful. obviously we need to take a fresh look because o'land is our immediate neighbor, part of our club, our union, and pole -- pollland has a bored irwith ukraine and if there's chaos in ukraine and beyond it affects our very own security and that of all of nate at the and the i as well. so, yes, i think there must be a comprehensive review of our priorities, both in the e.u. and in nato, but let's not do it, if i may say so with foaming at the mouth. let's do it cool, and let's do it also, always, in -- with having in mind consistency. >> on that thought we're going to questions from the audience. if you just briefly give your name and affiliation. you know the rule, a question, not a statement. >> thank you. from george washington university. we talked about in april of 2008 the nato summit decided to not extend membership action to ukraine and georgia, and within four months georgia was invaded. with hindsight, the word wisdom has been subpoena number of times today. is it your view that things in -- not to extend prote
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May 3, 2014 2:00am EDT
repeatedly. we were promised that after germany's unification than it would not spread eastward. a started expanding and incorporating former warsaw treaty countries. we heard in response this does not concern you. nations and countries have the war to choose the way of ensuring the security. that's true, but it's also true when the infrastructure of the military bloc approaches our borders we have grounds for apprehension question. no one could deny as this right. he went on to say have been no and western leaders have long many times tsongas, made decisions behind the back of price wars and accomplished fact some today we want to examine whether in natal and the newly expanded nato alliance is now reaping the whirlwind of that decision and the ukraine. the of a very distinguished panel of people here today who are essentially present at the creation in one way or another. you will have biographies, but briefly the former foreign minister and actually first prime minister and then foreign minister of poland, going to make the your first name. on my immediate left, prime minister of poland
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 12:00pm EDT
to gorbachev that nato would not expand, for instance, to eastern germany. we could not find it, maybe somebody find it, but we have no record. we had no records of that. but gorbachev apparently seems to believe still today that he had such a promise. and president yeltsin believed that he had a promise, and they detail how he was led to believe that, that partnership for peace was with instead of nato in -- [inaudible] not the first step, not a preparative step which i knew because delbert and then christopher and my western european colleagues spent time to explain that to me. while they failed to tell that to president putin -- to president yeltsin at that time. so that brings me back to my point. it's not enough for the to be on the right side of history. it's important. but they should speak in clear terms. that's what russians deserve. that's what putin deserves. that's what russian parliament deserves. that's what ukrainian people in particular today because they are suffering in the war actually. so they deserve very, very clear message. and the message which meets the end. because som
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 10:00am EDT
it repeatedly saying we were promised after germany's unification nato wouldn't expand eastward but they started expanding and taking warsaw treaty countries. when we said why are you doing this we heard this doesn't concern you nations and countries have the right to chose their own security. and he said that is true. but whether the infrastructure of military blocks or approaches our borders we must take concern steps and no one can deny this. he said nato and leaders lied many times and placed before him an accomplished fact and that is what happened with nato expansion. tonight we want to examine whether nato and the expanded nato alliance is reaping the worldwind of the decision in ukraine. we have a panel here of people who were present at the creation in one way or another. the former minister and then -- or first prime minister and then former minister of poland here and i will butcher your name. he was the prim minister in '87 when they were first invited to join. next is the foreign minister at the waning base of the soviet union and 1991-1996 of russia and was involved in this drama.
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May 2, 2014 6:00am EDT
exports gas into the eu the first country of transit let's say germany or ukraine or other eu countries, could not say, they couldn't dictate you may not pass this on without my permission to another country. what it allowed it to do the minute the gas comes into the eu it is not eu gas and to be transferred for the. as we talked before about reversing the clothes from poland hungary to slovakia into ukraine that would not impossible in 2009 because of the regular structure that was in place. by working with europe to get the regulatory structure their making some investments, getting them to make investments in infrastructure their less reliant today. but as russia will continue to be a supplier into europe there's more we can do together to make sure that reliance is diminished, and quite significantly. >> is a pipe dream for americans to see themselves in anything like the near future providing natural gas to europe and with that have any effect on our domestic market? or do we have so much that it would simply mean a new market and a new perhaps reduction in the trade imbalance if w
CSPAN
May 1, 2014 10:00am EDT
, germany, and all across the globe. andificatioand, of course, theyd generations of men and women, the greatest generation, of which my dad was a member, the world war ii generation, and then of course those who fought in korea and vietnam and, of course, the most recent conflicts we've had, which i just mentioned in iraq and afghanistan. my strong conviction is that we owe a moral obligation -- not just a legal obligation -- to those veterans to keep our commitments to them once they separate from military service. and i'm sorry to say that the department of veterans affairs has repeatedly and outrageously failed to hold its own commitment to america's armed forces and our veterans. now, we're -- i think the problem, the way i see it, is we've almost become desensitized to the problem, because we know -- we all know that as a result of the drawdown of our military after our exit from iraq and now afghanistan that we're getting a large number of people rye tiring from military -- retiring from military service and so it's understandable that there would be more pressure put on the
CSPAN
Apr 29, 2014 12:30am EDT
things were like in germany before world world war with the sense of them being a rising power but with the grievance that they would soon be into position to correct in some way. now that doesn't mean conflict is inevitable but the decisions over the maritime disputes you felt the chance of to improve. >> the trip i took in march was my 9th trip there. and it was a great quote that i would like to point out from a debate from two people of letters. i will not go into their names. they were arguing about china and one was living there for a couple years and there other returned. and the guy who had not said the guy who lived there was too close to china and the guy responded surely there is a medium between never -- living in china versus never being there at all. that guy had never been there at all. i can tell you every time i go i learn how much i don't know and how much is changing in china. i would be concerned about china's economic rise if it doesn't happen. and that is because the imperative i think from the comm commonnist party is if they don't grow fast enough they w
CSPAN
Apr 28, 2014 2:00pm EDT
the tragedy of nationalcy germany -- the tragedy of nationalcy germ. let us remember the words of congressman l.a.n. troughs. he had great hope and faith that we would work to stop genocide in the future. i ask unanimous consent that the statement i just made appear at a separate place in the record than the statement i'm going to give now. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: mr. president, nevada, especially las vegas, is home to the best in the on the planet. you'll find the best performances anyplace in the world. some of the most popular performances are musicians, illusionists who entertain their audiences by making impossible scenery. they distract viewers from what they know to be true and i stead funnel their attention to something entertaining and is really fake. it seems that the republican party has decided to follow how dean knee and copperfield'fields footsteps. "the wall street journal" reported that the republican party has a newly adopted campaigning strategy, to defeat senate democrats, they're going to attacks me because they are attacks and fabrications rega
CSPAN
Apr 27, 2014 6:30pm EDT
. he was in east germany when it collapsed and he also saw -- you know, he had experiences there were the mob, if you like caller is trying to tear down the headquarters of the east german secret police. then, i think, you can also see after words in the 1990's he worked for the mayor of st. petersburg. i think it was quite clear from what mr. putin saw that that also was not a very clean election. i think that his attitude toward democracy, one has to look at his past and worry comes from. he is not a democrat in any western sense of the word, but russia is also not stalinist russia, even though some people describe it as such. but it is not that. the internet is pretty free. people can express different views. not on state-run to limit -- television. putin is not all-powerful in the way that probably stolen west. he is probably the single most powerful individual in the system which is not very transparent. it is a hybrid system. the groups but different people with whom he interacts and his views he does have to listen to. we can see in economic transactions he cannot determine eve
of direct discussions with representatives of the taliban leadership in germany and qatar over 2010 through 2012 and which of course al qaeda and the taliban's relationships with a central question. and i could say the taliban never questioned whether al qaeda had carried out 9/11 or whether 9/11 was the recent united date fate of afghanistan. they said they are punishing us for some and we did do. it was quite a different argument. you can argue whether that's an active statement on their part or not. but they didn't contest the reality of what had happened. iraq is a different question which had nothing to do with 9/11. we are not going to talk about that here tonight however. >> i hope the parallel a feudal europe isn't that far-fetched, but inspiration for a lot of my theoretical argumentation. and this book on the scholar who influenced my work as well as barney's work with the head of the sociology department here at columbia for many years. charles tilly who described across as a stable nation in europe as many as nine did many, many times, which involved engagement on the part of st
CSPAN
Apr 27, 2014 3:00pm EDT
line if your attacked by germany and russia, who do you shoot first? the answer was, germany, business before pleasure. not a very nice cold war story. >> ooh! >> that's hard to -- obviously these attitudes go way back and are very deep and action sir bait -- exacerbated by world war ii and nobody has been prepared to tell the entire truth about, forth ruthly in the region so it does have an overhang i think matters quite a lot. it means that the koreans and others are hyper sensitive to what japanese leaders do. it's a factor of unpredictability and volatility when you ad the popular passions that may grow up around particular memories and attitudes, played to by politicians, sometimes unwisely. it's another important factor of volatility. ... >> and you have these kinds of isss in the region, the same is true for korea. issues left over from that( occupation. and these things are in the living memory of the koreans and the japanese, and they're taught in the schools. the japanese don't teach this. and that is something that i personally find deeply disturbing about the government of
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Apr 27, 2014 2:04pm EDT
the japanese? >> the cold war line if your attacked by germany and russia, who do you shoot first? the answer was, germany, business before pleasure. not a very nice cold war story. >> ooh! >> that's hard to -- obviously these attitudes go way back and are very deep and action sir bait -- exacerbated by world war ii and nobody has been prepared to tell the entire truth about, forth ruthly in the region so it does have an overhang i think matters quite a lot. it means that the koreans and others are
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Apr 27, 2014 10:33am EDT
community in north carolina and bring in new recruits. they had come from germany originally, very cultured, littered, well read people. they probably were the first to bring sebastian bach. so they came to this pretty cut wild part of the north carolina piedmont. there were lorises, merchants, they educated sons and daughters. so salem prospered all through the 19th century and really something very cultured, middle-class group of people it doesn't take root until the low the 19th century, and it's attracting all of these, would not say ne'er-do-well, but these young, brash manner of did make a buck, very opportunistic. they seem to be the antithesis of everything that they have stood for. the thing about these young tobacco and textile folks coming to this town off is that they recognize in the future lies in building this manufacturing world, using the transportation up virginities of trains and advertising. even though saddam is not thrilled, it has to pay attention. they're saying to a sale on townspeople come make a look, manufacturing is the future. we have this great industrial city
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Apr 27, 2014 8:00am EDT
wife's tale is so. germany last year they brain scan may lucid dreamer and he controlled the direction of history and was followed up with an mri scan. it is absolutely true. so maybe one day leonardo dicaprio smithian section is not so far-fetched after all. and then, the big web. mental illness. this is why president barack obama and the european union want to dump a billion dollars to find out how the brain is miswired. it turns out, for example, many of our leading figures, actors, actress is, proposers coming musicians have suffered from bipolar disorder. on the upper left of the forks in total, as margot kidder. she became famous as lois lane. however, several years ago they found her homeless, stark, hiding the hon garbage cans and it was revealed that she suffers from bipolar is. many actresses and famous actors suffer. we can now bring in these people and we now cannot cure them, but we understand how mental illness forms to a degree. schizophrenics, for example, hear voices. if you want to see a schizophrenic, just go downtown, see the homeless and you'll see people talking t
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Apr 27, 2014 6:47am EDT
a failed boycott of the 1936 olympic games in germany to protest hitler's treatment of the jews. during murphy's long tenure as boss tammany took the lead in challenging the very economic dogma that allowed a million irish people to starve to death during the famine. tammany's al smith and robert wagner led a sweeping investigation of working conditions after the terrible triangle shirtwaist fire in the village in 1911. as a result of their work, tammany passed dozens of new laws that put into place the beginnings of the modern social safety net. the owners of buildings and factories could no longer manage their property as they saw fit. government had a right to decide on the proper length of a workweek or how much a laborer in the canal system should earn in a day. society had an obligation to help workers injured on the job. families with to where to turn -- no where to turn should not be denied assistance regardless of their culture their beliefs or their worthiness. critics were astonished. a new years later al smith explained there were now two distinct groups in new york politics
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Apr 26, 2014 7:00pm EDT
their community and bring new recruits. they had come from germany originally. they were very cultured, very well read people. they probably were the first to bring the aging century america. so they came to this pretty wildly in the dark airliner piedmont in the 19th century. they educated their sons and daughters and so salem prospered through the end of the 18th century and into the 19th century and really prided themselves when things were very cultured, middle-class group of people than half a mile away we have wednesda winston that is ag all of these i wouldn't say they are due well z. is attracting bees then out to make a buck and they seem to be the antithesis of everything that we have stood for. the thing about these tobacco folks in textile folks, too for coming to winston is that they recognize that the future lies in building the manufacturing world and using the transportation opportunities of trains and using advertising and by the end of the 19th century even though ceylon isn't thrilled about the growth in the manufacturing and of the new populations that winston is drawing the s
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Apr 26, 2014 6:00pm EDT
for immigration. this is where so many of the steamship lines ended, so if you were coming from germany or ireland or odessa or sicily or naples or wherever all through the 19th century, you would quite likely have arrived in new york or maybe baltimore, but new york had a majority of people coming there. even today, people from europe and from the third world stream into new york. it's the historic gateway of immigration and of the first steps of americanization. c-span: now if you go back and study the 13 original colonies and the makeup of the people, what would it have been like? >> guest: well, you would find that although there have always been people in the united states and what became the united states who weren't white english protestants -- by the way, anglo saxon just means english in terms of this discussion. i don't like the phrase anglo saxon. i think it's vague but it's what were stuck with in the acronym. but, i'll use it so long as we understand what i mean by it is white english protestant. c-span: when i read this, i circled a number of things including anglo saxon which you de
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Apr 26, 2014 2:00pm EDT
growing up in america, growing up in the shadow of world war ii, germany, and i think he wanted to live a big american life after being in this divided, still divided country, and you think about how germany was led into world war ii. they were given stories. they were given a story about their ultimate fate as a people. they were going to, you know, proclaim a path of glory from their mythical origins and sort of have this revival, and by taking up the entire population in the narrative, this leader, crazy man, hitler, was able to motivate people in a way that their own just raw self-interests couldn't by making them talk to the grand opera. clark fooled me by making me a small town friend of the writer lieutenant of the crazy, ease centric millionaire and he knew he could sweep me up in the narrative, and i was ignoring consistencies along the way in order to live it out, and that was the gene yowrks and that's the yen yows of any great ma -- manipulator, to give you a narrative for the actions dm which you preserve at the cost of the ugly truth. >> walter's book is good about that de
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Apr 26, 2014 10:50am EDT
and i realized that she is absolutely convinced that israel is not see germany. she thinks that tolerating the pro-israel voices like alan and or others at ucla, is to cater to evil. it is to collaborate with the not these. she looks at the jews and non-jews who support the jewish state. and she sees them in this way. in order to do this, she has to know nothing about not these are history or anything. but the state of higher education has allowed this kind of delusion to take hold and dominate the discourse. israel is considered not see germany and in order to believe that you have to not know about anything at all. it has happened in human history. but again this is a state of higher education throughout the western world. so the question is how did we get here. how did it come to be there today at the university of michigan, the university government administration is siding with open anti-semites who gave death threats to the students and called them names because they voted for this resolution in the student government and the university administration demanded that th
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